This week, Rolling Stone published an article profiling the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act – which would prioritize state medical marijuana laws over federal jurisdiction. The bill would allow easier access to marijuana for medical research purposes and provide access CBD or Cannabidiol in states where marijuana is illegal at all levels. As the article points out:
“Possibly the most notable thing about the CARERS Act is that it's one of those rare bills that brings together the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, the likes of Sens. Booker and Al Franken, with Tea Party-tinged Republicans, like Sens. Mike Lee and Rand Paul – a libertarian physician who wants to put states in charge of their marijuana laws and to get better research on the medicinal benefits of weed.”
Read more here.